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Hi I'm Kim

I am a wife, a mother of 3 adult children, a grandmother, and a Registered Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a wife, a mother of 3 adult children, a grandmother, a daughter, a sister and a Registered Nurse. I like to sew, read romance mysteries, ride horses, go for walks and go camping especially with family members. I have worked in the same hospital for 32 years in all different departments, from newborn nursery to open heart surgery. Fortunately, I have never had to work full-time, only part time or on call when the children were young, so I could enjoy the best of both worlds and always know that if something were to happen to my husband I could support our family. I grew up on a farm in Idaho driving tractors in the fields when I was very young and having a daylight driver's license when I was just 14 years old. I rode horses and helped drive the cattle over 100 miles to summer range. My grandmother taught me to sew and bake and I enjoy both to this day. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons but didn't attend church. There was a grandmotherly type lady who lived across the road from us. She baby sat my sister and me until I went to 1st grade. She was a Mormon and she would take my sister and me to church with her family. When I was 8 years old, and ready to be baptized, I refused to be baptized unless my father would do it. This meant he needed to overcome some of his unhealthy habits like smoking. Amazingly, he took the challenge and stopped that day, never to smoke again. He and my mother started attending church and living by its guidelines and he was able to baptize me. He remained active in the church until the day he died. I have continued to embrace the Mormon faith because as I grew older, I was able to pray and search for myself to know that all the things that I had been taught were true. I know that it is my faith in my Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ that has helped me become the person I am today. I am grateful to a living Prophet and Apostles who lead the church today. I know my Heavenly Father knows who I am and loves me in spite of my imperfections and wants only the best for me. Things are not always perfect or as I would want them to be, but my faith helps me to overcome doubt and despair. I have family members who have become inactive in the church and I can see that they are missing the happiness and peace that I feel in my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ, being a Mormon, is a way of life for me.

How I live my faith

I have been able to serve in many different callings in the church from nursery leader, Youth and children's leader and teacher to the work I now do as the leader of all of the women in our Stake. I have felt inadequate at times to serve in the capacity I have been asked to but I have always said yes and through prayer and faith I have been able to find the knowledge or time or compassion needed to do what was asked. I find much joy in serving others in the church as well as in my community. When my children were in school I volunteered there and have been busy with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I liked to volunteer at the Boy Scout camp for 1-2 weeks each summer as the Medical Officer. I try to look for people who need service and reach out in whatever way I can. I have always found that if I feel sad or down, if I go out and try to think of someone I can give service to I always, without fail have come away feeling better myself. Following the little phrase, "What would Jesus Do?" can only make you happy.